The Texas Chain Saw Massacre prequel is about to shed some serious gore.
A few weeks back we exclusively reported that Millennium Films had been talking with two sets of directors to get behind the camera for Leatherface, the prequel that would go back before Tobe Hooper’s 1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and tell of Leatherface’s teenage years.
We can exclusively confirm this Halloween day that Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the duo behind the slasher masterpiece Inside (À l’intérieur), as well as Livide and the forthcoming Among the Living, will be helming Leatherface for Millienum and Lionsgate.
As I revealed in the aforementioned piece, the duo were also courted for New Line Cinema’s A Nightmare On Elm Street remake back in 2009. Now, it looks as if the French filmmakers will bring their splatter-soaked cinema talents to the States for another slasher franchise, the new Chainsaw prequel.
The biggest issue with Texas Chainsaw 3D was that it had an identity crisis – it didn’t know if it wanted to be fun or violent. I expect an onscreen slaughter with Leatherface. I expect a return to the grit and grime of the original. I expect it all from Maury Bustillo…
For those who have not seen Inside, go check it out and see why you should be beyond excited.
Seth M. Sherwood wrote the screenplay.
Millennium Films, who was behind the 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D, is once again producing with Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman and Carl Mazzacone, for Lionsgate.